A 42-year-old woman who allegedly caused former Justice Minister Sander Decker to fall from her bicycle will be charged with causing serious injury, the prosecutor’s office has decided.
Police initially also charged the woman with manslaughter, but this was later dropped.
Decker, who suffered multiple fractures in the fall, was biking down a dune trail in Monster near The Hague in June when a woman walking gestured to slow him down. She is said to have grabbed him and knocked him over three times.
Police continue to investigate the exact circumstances of the incident.It is not clear when women will have to appear in court
Dekker was hospitalized for five weeks and is now recovering at home. This wasn’t the first time he was involved in a bicycle accident. In 2015 he broke his hip in Spain and in 2013 a runaway dog fell across a bike path.
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